Do You Have Sore Gums?

Gum Disease Alexandria Every Alexandria dentistry patient’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. If you are diligent about oral hygiene and have healthy gums, these microbes usually don’t affect your health. However, if you have gum disease, bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your gums and cause problems.

Gingivitis is the term for the mild gum disease. At Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry, we routinely discover gingivitis in Alexandria clients who are not even aware they have the condition.

The first signs of gingivitis are swollen, sore gums.

It is important for our Alexandria area dental patients to understand that it is not normal for gums to bleed when they are brushed or flossed. If you haven’t had an oral examination in a while and live in the Alexandria area, call Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry at 703-360-5881. Dr. James D. Geren thoroughly exams teeth and gums and takes time to discuss the results and recommendations with each family dentistry patient.

Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry is a full-service dental practice at 8101 Hinson Farm Rd Ste 114 in Alexandria. We provide comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry for clients who live in Alexandria and the nearby communities.

During your dentist consultation, we can discuss any cosmetic or restorative procedures in which you are interested. Some of the cosmetic dental procedures that we use to create perfect smiles are porcelain veneers, orthodontics, dental implants and tooth bleaching. Our hygienists are skilled professionals who perform the ultimate in dental deep-cleanings.

Oral health and overall health go hand in hand. Schedule a dental consultation today by calling 703-360-5881 or visiting us online at